The internal Rolex, circadian rhythms regulate biological functions like sleeping, eating, and mood patterns. The cycle typically repeats every 24 hours, but disruptions in the rhythm can cause problems from jet lag to mood disorders.
(April Fools' Day) How to Sleep Absolutely Anywhere: Get Drunk
Disclaimer: This article, along with all others posted on April 1st, is meant to poke fun at articles you might read elsewhere (or at least close to them). Greatist doesn't actually recommend any of the tips included. Read more about our reasoning behind this little practical joke here. Happy April Fools' Day!
Eating well and exercise aren’t the only components to a healthy lifestyle . Getting enough sleep is also important to feelin’ good while maintaining a healthy weight. Problem is, getting the recommended seven to nine hours of snooze time can be tricky. Up to 40 percent of Americans experience insomnia, making it a real hassle to hit the hay. Many Americans also experience arthritis, back and neck pain, which can spoil a solid night’s rest.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to fall asleep anywhere and anytime: getting wasted. Studies suggest getting drunk increases our ability to pass out, so the next time you’re crunched for snooze time, just hit the bottle . Booze can also help us catch a quick cat nap: Just chug some tequila in the office bathroom and take a snooze in the stalls before a meeting. Using alcohol to fall asleep is also a great chance to practice “sleep-yoga,” since you’re guaranteed to pass out in some interesting positions.
Health experts recommend only one or two drinks a day, but getting enough sleep is definitely more important than sticking to the booze rules. Just have at some of these healthier drink options (or all of them), and you’ll sleep like a baby.
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- Sleep following alcohol intoxication in healthy, young adults: effects of sex and family history of alcoholism. Arnedt, J.T., Rohsenow, D.J., Almeid, A.B., et al. Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 2011 May;35(5):870-8⤴
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Ah ha! I second that! One glass of wine, and I sleep like a kid :)
you gotta be kidding with this. We were just about to be super excited about your site and then you post something like this?!?
@UNCCampusHealth howdy, good point, definitely not something we'd publish regularly — but if you look at the disclaimer at the top, you'll notice this was an April Fools' joke!
This is the most idiotic article I've ever READ! You don't go to sleep while you're drunk, you "blackout". Which explains one of the reasons for a hangover.. other than the alcohol(toxins), and dehydration. Typically a person experiences two states of sleep during the night, (SWS) Slow Wave Sleep and (REM) Rapid Eye Movement which is the deepest state of sleep.
This is the most idiotic article I've ever READ! You don't go to sleep while you're drunk, you "blackout". Which explains one of the reasons for a hangover.. other than the alcohol(toxins), and dehydration. Typically a person experiences two states of sleep during the night, (SWS) Slow Wave Sleep and (REM) Rapid Eye Movement which is the deepest state of sleep. If you drink before bed, you will most likely not experience either of these states of sleep. I wouldn't suggest getting drunk the night before a business meeting due to insomnia. Alcohol will just create a dependency among people, and lead to worse insomnia and anxiety related problems in the future.. not to mention Addiction and Alcoholism.